Pronunciation: Ire
Eir (“help” or “mercy”) is one of Frigga’s good friends and handmaidens, as well as a goddess of the Æsir; she knew the medicinal properties of herbs and is so skilled in the healing arts that she is at times even capable of resurrection.
Eir is the matron Goddess of healing, and health-care workers, she is called on against sickness or injury. In ancient times, only women could learn the art of healing amongst the Germanic tribes. She is one of the goddesses on the mountain called Lyfia (“to heal through magic”), and gives both physical and psychic means of healing; shamanic healing, especially, falls into her realm.